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Green Bullet Triple IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Bullet Triple IPAGreen Bullet Triple IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,746 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,746
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 57
Gots: 199 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 04-30-2013)
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Photo of SanFranJake
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Damn
Finally found this in the Bay Area and I must say, while it's good, it's not great.
Not sure when it was bottled but best by date is early year.
Looks great! Perfect golden hue and thick foamy head...but not much else.
Not the flavor profile I was hoping for.
Aroma not what I was hoping for.
Mouthfeel is meh...good but not great.
All in all, it's good, but PLEASE give me Palete Wrecker stat!!!!

SanFranJake, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of RichardMNixon
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

RichardMNixon, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of gpblackgt
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

gpblackgt, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of OKCNittany
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

OKCNittany, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Hophead717
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Hophead717, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of IdrinkGas
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

IdrinkGas, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Wukk
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Wukk, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Tayloraphilips
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Tayloraphilips, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of jklecko2
4/5  rDev +1.8%

jklecko2, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of lonewolfcry
4/5  rDev +1.8%

lonewolfcry, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of maximum12
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Another good brewery arrives in MN & the shelves get correspondingly more crowded. But I'm willing to bet Green Flash is one that's here to stay. Because they're stuff is good, & not too outrageously priced. Best by 3/10, so I'll bet this is about a month old. 12 oz. bottle poured into my oldest, most battered pint glass, just 'cause.

Pour is a clear, light orange with seriously amped carbonation. Nose is pretty weak for the cool-sounding "Triple IPA" category, a bit of earthy hops & pine. And had to grab a spade to detect that much.

Green Bullet slides down the throat like greased soap. Mouthfeel is what pops out: slick, oily as any RIS, with enough hop resins to make a St. Bernard cringe from across the room. Actually leaves behind a residue on the mouth & gums. The hop bomb implodes as the beer warms after nearly half an hour. Strong, smooth pine sap set against a rural backdrop of harsh bitterness, back-of-the-throat alcohol, & a contrasting malt sweetness that adds to the mayhem rather than holding it back. Finish is a liquid smile. 10.1%. No problem. I don't have to get up for another nine hours or so.

Not wild about this at first, but after an overly long warming period, this beer really cracked me upside the head, & the oil slick impression is one I have never experienced in a big IIIPA. Winner. Excellent beer. Happy to have y'all here!

maximum12, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of madtrixter787
4/5  rDev +1.8%

madtrixter787, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a hazy golden amber with a bubbly off white head. Spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Very nice hop aroma on this one, a blend of citrus and earthiness. Bit of a fermented feel going on in the background with the malts.

T: Certainly a hop forward beer, real nice earthiness to it that almost creates a farmhouse like profile. Citrus from the hops and a bit of herbalness. Malts in the background are light which keeps the hops in the spotlight.

M: Medium to full body with low carbonation. For the amount of hops in this one it isnt overly sticky. Alcohol is pretty well hidden.

Overall I'm impressed with this one. Real strong and serious triple IPA that isnt laden with malt. Give this one a shot.

CloudStrife, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of hickmancase
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

hickmancase, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

pathman, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of dga278
4/5  rDev +1.8%

dga278, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of kevanb
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 10oz low ball tumbler on tap at Jake Melnick's in Chicago.

The beer pours a clean copper color, hues of orange and gold, clear complexion with a solid finger of white frothy head, good retention and lots of sticky lace, very pretty beer. The aroma is very aggressive, tons of tropical fruits, mango and pineapple before resinous pine, super sticky and earthy, with an almost fishy quality, takes over the beer. The pine does bring out some malt, clean and sweet, but not this is a hoppy nose. The flavors are right in line, oily hops, tropical fruit leads the way, bright and crisp, but pine is a little too dominating, bitter, sticky, sappy, earthy, almost like tree bark at times, with clean, crisp malt, lightly sweet, a little caramely, and a wash of alcohol hits the palate at the finish. The body is nice, a little oily, but the carbonation is perfect, lively yet super smooth, coats the mouth well, finishes easily with a creamy touch and just lightly dry.

Verdict: A big ass TIPA from Green Flash, but one of the better Triple IPAs I've tried. That being said, it's still too aggressive for my tastes, lacks refinement, but for an out and out hop bomb, it's a solid offering.

kevanb, Oct 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

sendbeer, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

brez8791, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

zenwatts, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Greels, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Every beer I’ve had that’s labeled as a “Triple IPA” has been too extreme to be palatable. I have faith in Green Flash, though –they brewed Palate Wrecker, and if that’s not a triple IPA, I don’t know what is.

Best by date is five months after the date of this tasting (03/10/2014).

A: Pours a reddish-gold with a wafer-thin layer of white cream on top. There’s tiny chunks of something floating all throughout the body – hop residuals?

S: The nose is absolutely sticky with resin and malt syrup: a hit of chili powder, grapefruit, and Tabasco on a slick base of pure honey. Booze and hoppy pine give it an edge like gin.

T: Hoppy, but not overwhelmingly so – there’s so much malt to cut through that the pounds of lupulin in this glass give only a slow burn. Malts cover the palate with a blanket of dense caramel and honey, interrupted by the occasional dryness of pine sap, astringent black tea, lemon-pepper, and, again, gin-like alcohol. Syrupy, tongue-smacking aftertaste of honey.

M: Thick and slick, making this tough to put down. Carbonation is minimal, so when this gets closer to room temperature, you have a glass of warm, oily malt.

O: Just too much malt; sweet in a way that makes it hard to drink. Not terrible flavor, though; just sweet.

BarryMFBurton, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip
2013 batch

A- A brilliant hazy orange with a nice white head.

S- A pungent hop nose, not surprisngly. An absolute citrus bomb, some pine and cat piss as well.

T- A strong bitterness at first. A very bold and fresh hop presence. A big orange flavor and a slight grapefruit. A strong cat pee but in a good way. A bit of a pinecone flavor and a resinous herbal note. Not much going on here past the hops but thats ok by me.

M- Bitter but not undrinkable.. A sticky mouthfeel. A big beer but surprisingly drinkable.

O- I really dig this beer. I feel like this is what their Palate Wrecker should have been.

TwelveOunces, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Moses_Malone
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Moses_Malone, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev +1.8%

ADTaber, Oct 15, 2013
Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,746 ratings.